This just in: Word of Mouth: Poems Featured on NPR's All Things Considered.Further InOn the main road into the citywhen the sun is low.The traffic thickens, crawls.It is a sluggish dragon glittering.I am one of the dragon’s scales.Suddenly the red sun isright in the middle of the windscreenstreaming in.I am transparentand writing becomes visibleinside mewords in invisible inkwhich appearwhen the paper is held to the fire!I know I must get far awaystraight through the city and thenfurther until it is time to go outand walk far in the forest.Walk in the footprints of the badger.It gets dark, difficult to see.In there on the moss lie stones.One of the stones is precious.It can change everythingit can make the darkness shine.It is a switch for the whole country.Everything depends on it.Look at it, touch it…
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Nobel prize goes to poet
Here is a poem by Sweden's Tomas Tranströmer, the recipient of this year's Nobel prize for literature. Did you know Bob Dylan was a contender?